ERIC Number: ED389153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-May-26
Strategic Planning for Special Education Teacher Retention. Working Paper #8.
Campeau, Peggie; Pyecha, John
This report examines results of strategic planning components of three studies which investigated special education teacher retention and attrition. Introductory information enumerates the strategic planning process. The next section highlights similarities and differences among the three strategic planning models that were implemented. The models are compared on the following aspects: timing, selection of stakeholders, roles of stakeholders and researchers, planning method, process, and product. The strategic planning processes and results are then described for each of the three projects. Conclusions include recognition of the quality of the participation of various stakeholder groups in strategic planning activities in all three projects and increased appreciation by stakeholders of the value of a data-based approach to decision making. However, there was insufficient evidence with which to claim impact of the planning models on the teaching and learning environments of the participating districts. Much of the document consists of three appended case studies, which look at strategic planning for teacher retention in the Silver City Unified School District (a pseudonym in Arizona), Memphis City Schools (Tennessee), and San Diego and San Jose Unified School Districts (California).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: National Dissemination Forum on Issues Relating to Special Education Teacher Satisfaction, Retention and Attrition (Washington, DC, May 25-26, 1995); see EC 304 434.